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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food was amazing as well as the service! Best crab melt I ever ate! If looking for a great appetizer, get the pickle fries!!

Thank livdudes
Reviewed 4 days ago

We live in Lewes DE but travel to OC a lot on the weekends. We always like to stop here on our way home bc we know the service will be quick and the food is flavorful. We have never had a bad meal or...More

Thank erinlglass
Reviewed 4 days ago

In spite of being a local now, this is a great place to dine year-round. The food does not change tastes with the time of year. They just added booths which is perfect for containg the little ones! You will not be sorry you dined...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Bethany for 7 days and found the Cottage Cafe to be one of our favorites. The restaurant had several dinner specials to choose from. Large portions and excellent service from our waiter Garrett. He was prompt, friendly and very attentive to our group...More

Thank Cyle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 30 min for a 10-15 promised wait. Heard staff say it was always busy when it rained. Suggest more staff for the many empty open tables available to give faster seating when a full weekend of rain is forecast. Sat 2 at a 4...More

Thank RavensR1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pot roast special was on every table when we walked in, so that was a highlight at our table. Dune Fries we're a great starter. Huge salads, crab cakes with minimal breading, and delicious soup. Service was young and a little unsure, as it's the...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried oysters are the best in the Delmarva region. Food and service are top notch. Garrett is an excellent waiter. Was very attentive and helpful!

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there - Soup special way too salty but manager graciously took off tab. Cobb salad had chicken which was rubbery. My husband’s crab cake was good. Staff is excellent and very attentive. Maybe just an off day in the kitchen.

Thank luckygirlnewjersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a group of friends for my birthday dinner. Didn’t want to wait for a table in the dining area, so we sat at the bar. Had some great drinks, apps were amazing. I would defiantly recommend the beer cheese dip. I could...More

Thank wren52681
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Cottage Cafe last night around happy hour time to get dinner. I have been many time in the past and typically love it. This time I was disappointed. I ordered a puffin burger while sitting at the bar. Prior to that, my...More

Thank Dawn H
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from MayMar | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp, however you may wish to contact them to ensure that both wheel chairs may be accommodated: 302-539-8710 or email them.
Mary D
March 3, 2017|
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Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
Hello, We don't take reservations but we do offer call ahead seating. How that works is you call within a half hour of your arrival and if there is a wait, your name would be put on the list at that point so when you arrive... More
Sharron G
December 25, 2016|
Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
No, we aren't. sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
  • E-mail
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.
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